BDTX KINETIC CARPARK FACADE | NED KAHN, BAC & UAP

2 July, 2010

UAP today announced their collaboration with artist Ned Kahn, Hassell Architecture (Sydney) and the Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) to convert Brisbane’s new Domestic Terminal short-term multi-level car park into an eight-storey kinetic public art project.

After being engaged by BAC for the project, Urban Art Projects (UAP) commissioned established American artist Ned Kahn who is known for his innovative works throughout North America and Europe.

Kahn, who has developed an international following for his artworks that incorporate the use of natural elements such as wind and light will collaborate with UAP, Hassell and BAC’s design team to create a 5000 sq m kinetic façade for the new Domestic Terminal short-term car park.

Viewed from the exterior, Kahn’s proven concept for one side of the car park will appear to ripple and move due to the wind passing behind 250,000 aluminium panels. Inside the car park, intricate patterns of light and shadow will be projected onto the walls and floor as sunlight passes through the kinetic façade. In addition to revealing the ever-changing patterns of the wind, the artwork has many environmental benefits by being designed to also provide ventilation and shade for the interior of the car park.

The new car park and Ned Kahn public art façade will be completed and on display in late 2011.

3 Responses to “BDTX KINETIC CARPARK FACADE | NED KAHN, BAC & UAP”

  1. KT Doyle said

    This will be AMAZING! How exciting!

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